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PROGRAM MANAGER II

Assistant Director for Child & Adult Welfare

Recruitment #17-005477-0025

Introduction

This is a Management Service position and serves as the pleasure of the Appointing Authority.

GRADE

20

LOCATION OF POSITION

Department of Human Services

Wicomico County Department of Social Services

201 Baptist Street

Salisbury MD 21801

Main Purpose of Job

The position is an at-will, management service position that serves as the Assistant Director for Child & Adult Services, for the Wicomico County Department of Social Services. In this capacity, the incumbent would be responsible for the administration of programs such as Child Protective Services, Foster Care, Family Preservation, and Adult Services, serving clients in Wicomico County. This position also serves as part of the Leadership Council for the agency.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Possession of a Master's Degree in Social Work from a college or university approved by the Council on Social Work Education.

Experience: Seven years of professional experience in a social work setting in a public or private agency.  Four years of this experience must have been in an administrative, supervisory, or consultative capacity.

SELECTIVE QUALIFICATIONS

Applicants must meet the selective qualification to be considered.  Include clear and specific information on your application regarding the qualification.

Four years of experience in Child Welfare.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Strong preference will be given to applicants that possess the following. Include clear and specific information on your application regarding the qualification(s).

Experience in: 

• Program development and evaluation.

• Budget preparation and management.

LIMITATIONS ON SELECTION

Limited to candidates willing to accept full-time employment in Salisbury, Maryland. 

Salisbury is located in Wicomico County, on the Eastern Shore of Maryland--2.5 hours east of Washington, DC, 2.5 hours southeast of Baltimore, and 3 hours south of Philadelphia.  You can view our location in Google Maps here.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

1. Employees are required to be licensed as a Certified Social Worker-Clinical by the Maryland State Board of Social Work Examiners for a period of time specified by the Board prior to appointment to social work supervisor positions in State service. (COMAR 10.42.08.04 effective July 1, 2004.)

PLEASE ATTACH/UPLOAD A COPY OF CURRENT MARYLAND SOCIAL WORK LICENSURE WITH YOUR APPLICATION.

NOTE: These requirements are established by the Social Services Administration by authority provided in Section 1 of Article 88A of the Annotated Code of Maryland.  The Department of Budget and Management, Office of Personnel Services and Benefits does not have the authority to accept substitutions or equivalents.

2. Employees in this classification may be assigned duties that require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties must possess a valid motor vehicle operator's license valid in the State of Maryland.

SELECTION PROCESS

Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Successful candidates will be placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year.

If you are in the State service and are a promotional candidate, your salary will be determined in accordance with the State of Maryland Salary Guidelines.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be evaluated. This office, with your approval, will verify your prior applicable work experience. In order to receive full consideration for time worked, please complete dates of employment in its entirety and identify number of hours worked for each entry.

College transcripts are not required for review of your application and do not need to be forwarded. Please clearly indicate your college degree and majors on your application. If selected for an interview, you will be required to bring an official transcript with you. For all foreign education obtained outside of the U.S., you will be required to provide proof of equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service if selected for an interview.

Online applications are strongly preferred; however, the paper application may be submitted to:

Wicomico County Department of Social Services

Attention: Darci Wilson, HR Officer

201 Baptist Street, Suite 27

Salisbury, MD 21801

The paper application must be received by 5 p.m.close of business on the closing date of this recruitment. No postmarks will be accepted.

If you have questions about this recruitment, please call (410) 713-3934.

TTY  Users: call via Maryland Relay

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